Israel: KAN reveals the terms for determining the Eurovision 2022 national selection format

Israel: KAN reveals the terms for determining  the Eurovision 2022 national selection format
Sunday, 21 March 2021

  • The Israeli national broadcaster, KAN,  has published the terms for the potential productions of a televised show through which the country's Eurovision 2022 will be determined.  

    As Euromix reports, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation is interested in cooperating with a broadcasting body that will produce and broadcast a television musical program, the winner of which will represent Israel in next year's Eurovision. 

    The potential musical program must be a program that has already been produced and broadcast in the past in Israel or around the world. Today the broadcaster announced the terms of the tender with the main programs being nominated are the “Next Star”  and the “X Factor” .


    The terms for candidate TV productions

    The Israeli broadcaster released today the terms to which the potential TV productions should comply with in order to be assigned with the next ESC national selection process. 

    The winning broadcaster will produce at its expense the recording of the song that represents a monetary cost that will not be less than thirty thousand shekels. The broadcaster undertakes to produce a clip of the song at a cost of at least NIS 150,000. In addition, the broadcaster will bear the costs of an additional video clip as a backup if necessary, printed materials and so on.

    The winning broadcasting body will bear at its own expense the full costs of the Eurovision delegation to about 20 delegation members. These are costs that include flight, accommodation, security, insurance and more. In addition, the winner will bear the costs of producing and setting up a stage number for the Eurovision Song Contest at a high professional level and with a significant investment.

    The winner of the tender undertakes to disclose the corporation and its contents within the framework of the musical program, a mention of the corporation and the Eurovision Song Contest and a combination of guests on behalf of the corporation. According to the tender, the corporation will receive two mentions in each episode of the program that lasted up to 40 minutes, and four mentions in each episode that lasted over 40 minutes.The costs of advertising the corporation are worth at least NIS 2 million.

    How the representative song is chosen will be determined by KAN. According to the tender, the song will be selected via a special program and will be produced by the winner of the tender and at his expense when the program is broadcast on Channel 11 or alternatively will be broadcast on the winner's TV channel subject to payment to the corporation.

    The main candidates in the tender are "The X Factor" which is broadcast on "Reshet" and "The Next Star" which is broadcast on "Keshet"The "Next Star" collaborated with the Israel Broadcasting Authority and later the Israel Broadcasting Corporation from 2015 to 2020. The fruitful collaboration resulted in a series of 5 consecutive finals and an unforgettable Eurovision win 2018.

    From the terms of the tender, it can be understood that the winning song will be selected from a number of songs that will be presented to the audience, similar to the process of selecting the Israeli song for 2020. The bids for the tender must be submitted by next week, March 25.


    Eden Alene to Rotterdam

    Last year Eden Alene  won the talent show “The next Star” and the ticket to Rotterdam where she was going to perform the nationally selected song Feker Libi. Due to the covid-19 pandemic the contest was cancelled interrupting Eden's Eurovision journey. However Eden must find a new song for next year’s competition after EBU’s decision to not allow to the Eurovision 2020 entries to compete in the 2021 edition of the contest .

    However Eden Alene will have the chance to complete this year her Eurovision journey and will be performing "Set Me Free" in Rotterdam next May. 


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